Barbara Pool Fenzl, author of three cookbooks and host of the PBS Series Savor the Southwest, which is currently airing on Phoenix PBS Channel Eight, will be in Payson to talk about chiles and sign her cookbooks from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28 at East West Exchange, 100 N. Tonto St., Suite 102.
Fenzl is the author of Southwest the Beautiful Cookbook (Collins San Francisco 1994), Savor the Southwest (Bay Books 1999), and Seasonal Southwest Cooking (Northland Publishing 2005) and was the food editor of Southwest Passages and Phoenix Home and Garden magazines. She also has written for Bon Appétit magazine and other national publications.
At East West Exchange, she will sign copies of Savor the Southwest and Seasonal Southwest Cooking.
She operates a cooking school in Phoenix, appears regularly on Channel 3 daytime show, Your Life A-Z, and has taught cooking at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico, in the Périgord region of southwestern France, and across the U.S.
She and her husband, Terry, are part-time Payson residents.
Fenzl is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals; past board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food; past president of the Arizona Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier; and a past member of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Awards Committee. She has been inducted into the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame, received the Greater Phoenix Chefs Association Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Junior League of Phoenix has named its kitchen in her honor.
She also received the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Award in 2002 and was named a 2003 Master of the Southwest by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine.